The US administration would not use the Russian coronavirus vaccine announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said in an online interview with Politico newspaper.
вЂњWe will not accept foreign test results from Russia. We have FDA protocols that we will adhere to. Obviously, we have the highest standards in health and safety in the world. Then you can sacrifice. You cannot go around the rules. Russian trials ... I would not take this vaccine, вЂњMeadows said.
At the same time, he noted that he hopes with optimism that the American vaccine may be ready by the fall of this year.
вЂњWe have a number of vaccines, the third phase of trials is in progress. We plan to make sure that these vaccines are effective and safe. I am optimistic that one of the seven or eight candidates we have will be approved and hopefully can be deployed by this fall, вЂњsaid the White House chief of staff.
Recall that US President Donald Trump said that little is known about the Russian coronavirus vaccine.
The Russian coronavirus vaccine was called a risky experiment on humans, because, according to the global standards for the study and testing of vaccines developed by WHO, the third phase involves testing on several thousand people, which has not been done.